Trey Lee Reynolds, 18, faces multiple charges in three counties after leading law enforcement officers on a high- speed chase through two counties, Friday, Jan. 7.
Reynolds, who has been listed as having Archbold, Fayette, and Defiance addresses, has already pleaded guilty to a variety of charges in Williams County.
Charges against him are pending in Defiance County, and he is currently being held at the Corrections Center of Northwest Ohio on a parole violation.
Jim Snivley, Williams County Sheriff Department chief deputy, said Friday the incident began about 8:50 am, when a Williams County sheriff deputy was stopped at the intersection of U.S. 6 and St. Rt. 2, waiting for the red traffic signal to change.
Snivley said Reynolds, driving a car, approached the marked Williams County patrol car from behind, passed the stopped cruiser, drove through the red light, and kept going south on St. Rt. 2.
Snivley said at that point, the deputy began to chase Reynolds, notifying Defiance County deputies and Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers.
Once into Defiance County, Defiance County deputies took the lead, chasing Reynolds. The chase went south on St. Rt. 2 through Farmer, then east on St. Rt. 249, through Ney
The chase turned southeast on St. Rt. 15, then west on St. Rt. 18 near Defiance. Stop Sticks
Chris Clawson, captain of the Defiance County Sheriff Department, said “stop sticks” were deployed twice on St. Rt. 15, once at Buckskin Road and once at Ashpacher Road.
Stop sticks are designed with hollow needles to puncture the tires of a fleeing vehicle. The tires deflate gradually, allowing the driver to maintain control.
Clawson said all four of Reynolds’ tires were flat, and deputies used their patrol cars to box him in and stop his vehicle.
Clawson said even with the car stopped, Reynolds refused to cooperate. Defi- ance County deputies turned their police dog loose. Clawson said the dog subdued Reynolds.
Clawson said Reynolds was still uncooperative, and had to be forcibly handcuffed.
He was taken to the Defi- ance Regional Medical Center to have dog bite wounds examined, then was transported to CCNO. Legal Issues
A spokesman for Bryan Municipal Court said Reynolds is facing a felony charge of fleeing and eluding police officers. A hearing must be held later on the charge.
Reynolds pleaded guilty to charges of possession of drug paraphernalia, reckless operation, speeding (100 miles per hour in a 55 mph zone) and disobeying a traffic control device. He was assessed fines and court costs on each charge.
He also pleaded guilty to a charge of operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated, and was sentenced to six days at CCNO, in addition to a fine and court costs.
Further charges are pending in both Williams and Defi ance counties.
While Williams County set a $25,000 cash bond (a $2,500, 10% payment is not acceptable), he is being held without bond on a Fulton County warrant, stemming from a felonious assault charge.
A Fulton County grand jury indicted Reynolds on the charge on Sept. 20, 2010. He allegedly caused or attempted to cause physical harm to another by means of a deadly weapon.–David Pugh